Label Review Training: Module 1: Label Basics, Page 17
Section 4: Why is labeling important?
- Proper labeling minimizes harmful effects on health and the environment, supports compliance and enforcement efforts, and conserves federal and state resources.
- Improper labeling increases the risk of harmful effects on health and the environment, undermines compliance and enforcement efforts, and wastes federal and state resources.
- If a label is not enforceable, then users who misuse a product might not be prosecuted, and victims of a product's misuse might not be compensated.
- By reviewing labels according to the core principles, the label reviewer's actions positively affect state and federal resources, human and animal health, and the environment.
- Why can pesticides pose some risk to humans, animals, or the environment?
Because they are designed to kill or otherwise adversely affect living organisms.
- How do deficient labels waste state and federal resources?
By incurring costs associated with interpreting and correcting label deficiencies.
- What are the consequences of unenforceable language?
Users who misuse a product might not be prosecuted, and victims of a product's misuse might not be compensated.
- What is EPA's principal means of communicating to users and the public how to use pesticide products in a way that maximizes efficacy and reduces risk?